Are vehicles speeding up Ohukai in N. Kihei?

UPDATE   (2/26/13) This month we saw the portable speed device again alerting drivers in each direction their present speed, makai of the Pi’ilani highway on Ohukai in North Kihei.  Now Public Works Director David Goode has announced vehicle speed statistics were being compiled with a potential outcome being that speed tables or other traffic calming devices could be installed, if the data warrants such a need.

2/13/12   Perhaps as a result of MPD’s Community meeting in Kihei on 1/31/12, where residents expressed concern for pedestrian safety, a portion of Ohukai, makai of the Pi’ilani Highway, that has no sidewalks, saw a portable speed indicator in operation early Friday (2/10/12) evening in North Kihei. For years local residents walking down toward the beach facing upcoming motor vehicles heard and watched numerous vehicles accelerate as the light turned green, vastly exceeding the 20 MPH limit.

Ohukai is one of Kihei’s through streets that has sporadic sidewalks on each side of the road, and many stretches where none exist, making pedestrian navagation a challange. Perhaps this educational step will be the first to help mitigate this dangerous situation. Wonder what Dan Burden would say about this street, as he talks to Kihei on 2/16/12 (See event calendar)







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5 Responses to “Are vehicles speeding up Ohukai in N. Kihei?”

  1. Paula Kalanikau March 1, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Speeding is also occurring on Kenolio Rd. Don’t forget that street please! It was also reported to the police in Kihei about a week ago. This rd. also needs repairs done. It’s many years past due and we are tax payers as well!

  2. Please note our post about Kenolio scheduled as next repaving project by DPW

  3. Victoria A. Huffman, P.E. March 5, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Data indicates that speed trailers slow traffic for the time that they are in place; however, once they are removed, within a week or two, the traffic resumes speeding. Speed tables, on the other hand, are a long term solution to speeding problems as data indicates they do indeed slow traffic.

  4. Speeding, come on! People speed all over this island terribly!

    Piilani Hwy doing 60mph and speeding up and down kihei road.

    Try driving 40mph the POSTED speed limit on the Piilani or driving the speed limit anywhere on this island and watch in your mirror on the tailgaters.

    People are rude driving here!

  5. Police don’t care, all they do is make excuses. There are over 300 police officers on Maui and yet they can’t figure out how to manage a traffic divison so there is always a police officer watching the roads posted along different sections of the days.

    When was the last time you ever saw a police officer handing out tickets? I can count all the times in the past 10 years, that’s how little and pathetic this situation is.

    It’s no wonder people speed so terribly, not to mention crashing Red Signal lights because people that live here know that the MPD is never around! 🙁